- to dress, array, or adorn, especially for special occasions, ceremonials, etc.
- clothes or apparel, especially rich or splendid garments.
- the horns of a deer.
Origin of attire
Related Words for attirehabit, garb, vestment, uniform, costume, apparel, dress, getup, clothes, gear, things, outfit, threads, array, raiment, duds, wear, togs, accoutrements
Examples from the Web for attire
Contemporary Examples of attire
Oktar wore traditional Islamic attire, and preached a return to Muslim values.The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen
April 19, 2014
His attire was described as, “entirely appropriate”, by the Buckingham Palace press team at the time.Hilary Mantel Skips Dinner With 'Jointed Doll' Kate
February 12, 2014
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said that Perry's ''attire was entirely appropriate''.Transvestite Artist Grayson Perry Attends Palace Investiture In A Dress
January 24, 2014
The way you pranced and frolic around, dressed in so called Native American attire, is a mockery of our way of life and culture.The Uproar Over No Doubt’s Native American Video Gaffe
November 6, 2012
I cannot countenance any more breathless, fanzine-style chronicling of her attire.First Lady Fashion Fatigue
November 5, 2012
Historical Examples of attire
If her morning attire had seemed over-splendid, what shall I say of her appearance now?In the Valley
The most carping could have found no flaw in the quiet taste of his attire.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
A hardy old soldier, I should judge, from his feature and attire.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
They attire themselves with care, they braid the garland, and they tune the pipe.Imogen
The oddity and incongruity of her attire attracted attention.The Manxman
- (tr) to dress, esp in fine elegant clothes; array
- clothes or garments, esp if fine or decorative
- the antlers of a mature male deer
Word Origin for attire
c.1300, "to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn," from Old French atirier "to equip, ready, prepare," from a- "to" + tire "order, row, dress" (see tier). Related: Attired; attiring.
c.1300, "equipment of a man-at-arms; fine apparel," from attire (v.).